In India, there are more than 2 million Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD5) patients who have only two options to stay alive – transplant or maintenance dialysis. With transplant having its challenges, dialysis hence is the mainstay of survival for these patients. Significant numbers get added every year with a high prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in our population.
For these patients to lead meaningful and productive lives, dialysis services in the country are delivered across the public, private and trust centres. There are also several private dialysis chains that operate across all of these models augmenting the penetration of dialysis treatment to the remote corners of the country.